Along with Billy Boyd joining season four of Outlander, there are three additional actresses entering the Outlander clan. The article by Entertainment Weekly announced all of these castings, but we already knew that Tim Downie was a part of the cast since he appeared on set. The article just confirmed what we already knew.
Simona Brown is playing Gayle, “Brianna’s best friend and college roommate.” Gayle is a minor character in Drums of Autumn. Brown has previously been seen in The Night Manager, Roots, and The Casual Vacancy.
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Caitlin O’Ryan joins the cast as Lizzie Wemyss. According to Outlander Wiki, “[Lizzie] traveled to America from Scotland with Brianna Fraser as a handmaid and bondservant, and eventually settles on Fraser’s Ridge.” This is O’Ryan’s first TV project, and she graduated from the Oxford School of Drama in 2017.
Natalie Simpson joins the cast as Phaedre, “the personal maid and seamstress for Jocasta, and is considered a trusted member of the River Run household.”
According to Outlander Wiki, “Phaedre was born to a slave named Betty of River Run. Unknown to her was that her father was the Master of the plantation, Hector Cameron. Knowing the girl’s true paternity, Jocasta chose to not treat her like any ordinary slave, keeping her instead at the house as a body slave – a constant reminder to Hector that Jocasta knew about his affair. Phaedre tells Claire that her grandmother was taken from Africa, and practiced her native customs.”
Natalie Simpson is an accomplished actress of the stage as well as appearing in the Les Miserables television series. Her page on IMDb lists her as appearing in episodes 402, 403, 410, and 411 of Outlander, but IMDb cannot always be trusted with these details.